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no deal Twist in the managerial plot at Norwich as Frank Lampard walks away from talks

Lampard has withdrawn his interest in Norwich’s managerial vacancy.

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Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the Norwich job (Matthew Childs/PA)

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the Norwich job (Matthew Childs/PA)

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the Norwich job (Matthew Childs/PA)

Frank Lampard has withdrawn his interest in Norwich’s managerial vacancy, after agreement could not be reached with the former Chelsea boss to take over at Carrow Road.

The 43-year-old had held talks with Norwich chiefs earlier this week, but it become clear on Friday that the outstanding issues between the two parties could not be resolved.

Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in January 2020 and he is understood to be keen to return to frontline coaching, but has been waiting for the right opportunity.

Now Norwich will have to turn their focus elsewhere in the search to replace Farke, who was dismissed last on November 6.

Farke had only just steered Norwich to their first Premier League win of the season, a 2-1 victory at Brentford, when he was unseated by the Canaries’ board.

Norwich sit bottom of the table with just five points from 11 games, with Southampton up next on November 20.

Lampard secured Champions League football through a fourth-place league finish and took Chelsea to the FA Cup final, in his one full season at the Stamford Bridge helm.

The 106-cap midfielder was sacked after Chelsea slipped to ninth in the table the following campaign however, after the club had spent more than £200millon on a squad overhaul.

Former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is understood to be among the remaining candidates for the Norwich job.

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